Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Post Malone Lead 2018 MTV EMA Nominees

It could be a big night at the 2018 MTV EMAs for Camila Cabello, who leads all nominees for this year's awards with six nominations. The singer is up for best artist, best pop, biggest fans, best U.S. act, as well as best video and best song for her hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug. Just behind are Ariana Grande and Post Malone, who each earned five noms.   

Dua Lipa and Drake -- who will go up against Grande, Cabello and Post for best artist -- snagged four nods, as did Shawn Mendes. JAY-Z and Beyonc√© grabbed a pair for their Carters album, including best live and best video for "Apes**t," where they will square off against Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry," Cabello's "Havana," Childish Gambino's "This is America" and Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown's "Freaky Friday."   

The best new category features some of the year's biggest breakthrough acts, including Anne-Marie, Bazzi, Cardi B, Hayley Kiyoko and Jessie Reyez. Cardi also makes an appearance in the best look race, where she'll face off against Dua Lipa, Migos, Nicki Minaj and Posty.

The 2018 MTV EMAs will air live from Bilbao, Spain, on Nov. 4.

Full list of 2018 MTV EMA nominations below.  

Best Artist

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello


Dua Lipa

Post Malone

Best Video

Ariana Grande "No Tears Left to Cry"

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug "Havana"

Childish Gambino "This Is America"

Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown "Freaky Friday"

The Carters "APES**T"

Best Song

Ariana Grande "No Tears Left to Cry"

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line "Meant To Be"

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug "Havana"

Drake "God's Plan"

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage "rockstar"

Best Pop

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Dua Lipa

Hailee Steinfeld

Shawn Mendes

Best New



Cardi B

Hayley Kiyoko

Jessie Reyez

Best Look

Cardi B

Dua Lipa


Nicki Minaj

Post Malone

Best Hip-Hop




Nicki Minaj

Travis Scott

Best Live

Ed Sheeran



Shawn Mendes

The Carters

Best Rock

5 Seconds Of Summer

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons



Best Alternative

Fall Out Boy

Panic! At The Disco

The 1975

Thirty Seconds To Mars

twenty one pilots

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris

David Guetta


Martin Garrix

The Chainsmokers

Biggest Fans


Camila Cabello

Selena Gomez

Shawn Mendes

Taylor Swift

Best World Stage

Clean Bandit MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017

Charli XCX MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017

David Guetta Trafalgar Square, UK 2017

Jason Derulo Isle of MTV Malta 2018

Post Malone Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Migos Wireless Festival, UK 2018

J Cole Wireless Festival, UK 2018

Nick Jonas MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Alessia Cara MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

Best Push

PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)

Why Don't We (November 2017 )

Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)

Bishop Briggs (January 2018)

Superorganism (February 2018)

Jessie Reyez (March 2018)

Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)

Lil Xan (May 2018)

Sigrid (June 2018)

Chloe x Halle (July 2018)

Bazzi (August 2018)

Jorja Smith (September 2018)

Best U.S. Act (Best Local Act*)

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Imagine Dragons

Post Malone       



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